ssh and IP logging question

Ravi

Member
Sorry if this has been asked before, I couldn't find the answer in the threads I found.

2 separate questions for you:

I have dropbear-ssh installed, but I'm struggling to find what password I need to use for root:

Code:
ssh root@ravhumax.local
root@ravhumax.local's password:
Permission denied, please try again.
root@ravhumax.local's password:
Permission denied, please try again.
root@ravhumax.local's password:
Permission denied (publickey,password).
ravi@RPC-UBUNTU1:~$
Code:
Editing /mod/etc/dropbear/passwd
root:x:0:0:root:/mod:/bin/sh
I'm not that clued up on linux password files. What is the default root password. Also - could or should I change it, or will it break the WebIf?

2nd question:

Is there a log file I can look at to see who is logging in via the WebIf and from what IP address? It would be useful, especially if I open the WebIf up to the internet on my router with port forwarding. Info on any other log files would also be appreciated.

thanks!
 

Ezra Pound

Well-Known Member
default password = humax, see link HERE, however it looks like this is suggesting the password for 'root' is 'root'

Code:
root:x:0:0:root:/mod:/bin/sh
 
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Ravi

Ravi

Member
Code:
ravi@RPC-UBUNTU1:~$ ssh root@ravhumax.local
root@ravhumax.local's password:
ravhumax#
ravhumax#
ravhumax#
ravhumax#
ravhumax# ls
bin                          lib                          monitor                      var
boot                        mediatomb                    sbin                        webif
dev                          mipsel-linux                share
etc                          mipsel-unknown-linux-uclibc  tmp
ravhumax#

Password was indeed humax - cheers!
 

xyz321

Well-Known Member
default password = humax, see link HERE, however it looks like this is suggesting the password for 'root' is 'root'

Code:
root:x:0:0:root:/mod:/bin/sh
The password field contains 'x' but this causes it to look up the password from /etc/shadow where it is stored in encrypted form.
 

RedEarth

Member
Is it OK to change the password, or should it be left as it is? I'd like to change it but I don't want to screw anything else up!
 
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